Synonyms for maneuver

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : muh-noo-ver
Phonetic Transcription : məˈnu vər

Top 10 synonyms for maneuver Other synonyms for the word maneuver

Définition of maneuver

Origin :
  • "planned movement of troops or warship," 1758, from French manoeuvre "manipulation, maneuver," from Old French manovre "manual labor" 13c.), from Medieval Latin manuopera (source of Spanish maniobra, Italian manovra), from manuoperare "work with the hands," from Latin manu operari, from manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)) + operari "to work, operate" (see operation). The same word had been borrowed from French into Middle English in a sense "hand-labor" (late 15c.). General meaning "artful plan, adroit movement" is from 1774. Related: Maneuvers.
  • noun move, tactic
  • noun military practice, operation
  • verb plan, scheme
  • verb direct physically
Example sentences :
  • The English detected at once the maneuver of their opponents.
  • Extract from : « The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage » by Charles G. D. Roberts
  • But this maneuver serves no purpose: the facts remain as they are.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • Twice the maneuver was repeated, each time with the same success.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola
  • Well,” remarked Monroe, as he witnessed this maneuver, “what is it?
  • Extract from : « The Bondwoman » by Marah Ellis Ryan
  • The maneuver was repeated three times, and they then gained the end house of the village.
  • Extract from : « The Young Franc Tireurs » by G. A. Henty
  • The chuckle which replied to this maneuver freed him for the moment.
  • Extract from : « Riders of the Silences » by John Frederick
  • At last the maneuver was completed and the engines shut down to stand-by.
  • Extract from : « The Status Civilization » by Robert Sheckley
  • I don't think any of them was hit during this maneuver, at least I did not see any of them fall.
  • Extract from : « The Emma Gees » by Herbert Wes McBride
  • This was aimed at John Mangles, who had smiled at the clumsiness of some maneuver.
  • Extract from : « In Search of the Castaways » by Jules Verne
  • Holding it firmly in his fist he began to maneuver for a fatal plunge at the animal's throat.
  • Extract from : « Hawk Eye » by David Cory

Antonyms for maneuver

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